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Notwithstanding the Continual Wars the English had to Sustain, they were little better than Militia compar'd with the Danes, to remedy which, Alfred divided all the Military part of them into two Corps, to one He allotted constant Garison Duty, whilst the other remain'd at Home to follow their Country business, exercising only on Festivals, & thus releaving one another by turns, all grew us'd to Arms. He appointed Governors or Lord Lieutenants of each Province fixing the different boundarys of them, through all these He had Beacons plac'd at proper distances on the firing of which the Neighbouring Militia were to March immediately to a place of rendez vous, where the Lord Lieutenant was ready to lead them to that